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Two Powers in Heaven
Early Rabbinic Reports about Christianity and Gnosticism

By Alan F. Segal

Two Powers in Heaven
Paperback, 339 pages $39.95
Published: 1st August 2012
ISBN: 9781602585492
Format: 9in x 6in


Subjects: All Biblical Studies, Ancient History & Archaeology, New Testament

In his now classic Two Powers in Heaven, Alan Segal examines rabbinic evidence about early manifestations of the "two powers" heresy within Judaism. Segal sheds light upon the development of and relationships among early Christianity, Gnosticism, and Merkabah mysticism and demonstrates that belief in the "two powers in heaven" was widespread by the first century, and may have been a catalyst for the Jewish rejection of early Christianity. An important addition to New Testament and Gnostic scholarship by this much revered scholar, Segal's Two Powers in Heaven is made available once again for a new generation.

"For any scholar seriously interested in the questions about the emergence of early Jesus-devotion, and particularly the ancient Jewish context, Segal’s book remains highly important."

—Larry Hurtado, Retired scholar of the New Testament and Christian Origins

Alan F. Segal (1945-2011) was Professor of Religion and Ingeborg Rennert Professor of Jewish Studies at Barnard College.



Publication Details:


Binding:
 Paperback , 339 pages
ISBN:
 9781602585492
Format:
 9in x 6in

BISAC Code:
  REL006630, REL040000, REL070000
Imprint:
 Baylor University Press



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